KDrama Review: The Best Hit

November 21, 2018

There are different types of KDrama. Some KDramas will make you cry, make you think, make you feel scared, make you feel inlove, and some will simply just make you happy and contented. The Best Hit, based on how I perceived it, is a combination of romance and comedy with a little fiction in it. And it made me happy.

One Friday night, I decided to watch The Best Hit since I saw its trailer on Youtube. I honestly do not want to watch any KDrama now since I am so busy and I might get attached to it. I always get attached with every KDrama that I watch. But I ended up watching it to tell myself that I deserve some rest from all these school and work stuff. The Best Hit is a fun KDrama and if given the chance, I would like to watch it again.

This is going to be my first time to do a review of a KDrama, and I guess I will continue to do so, so that I can practice my writing abilities too. My review is just based on what I watched and I’m not a professional one lol.

Before I start to write what I like and dislike about The Best Hit, I will give you a little bit of a background regarding this drama. Note, it may contain spoilers.

Background of The Best Hit

Yoo Hyun Jae is a famous singer in the 90s. He is a part of a duo, J2. It was also stated that he was secretly dating another singer, known as The Fairy, Bo Hee. Unfortunately, J2 disbanded because Hyun Jae was missing. As shown in the first episode, Hyun Jae time travelled to 2017 where he met these group of friends - Choi Woo Seung (who apparantly became his lover), Lee Ji Hoon (his son with Bo Hee) and MC Drill (Ji Hoon’s co-trainee). He also met his former manager Lee Gwang Jae who became the adoptive father of Lee Ji Hoon. And that’s where the story comes up. It is about Hyun Jae adjusting to his new world while looking for the reasons why he went missing in 1994.

Here are the things that I liked in The Best Hit:

The actors and their characters

I am attracted to a KDrama if I can deeply relate to the characters or if the actors are indeed great in acting which allows me to feel the way the character is feeling.

Lee Ji Hoon (played by Kim Min Jae)

In this KDrama, I can relate myself with one of the main characters, Lee Ji Hoon. Lee Ji Hoon is an aspiring singer. Well given from his genes, he truly deserve to be one. His adoptive father Gwang Jae was against him being a singer because he knows the pressure Ji Hoon can get. Instead, he want him to study for the civil exam which will make him earn money.

My parents too were the same. They wanted me to get another profession other than being a singer. A profession that will help me earn money to sustain my needs. That is actually why I wanted to watch this drama because I thought it would be something as inspiring as Dream High.

Yoo Hyun Jae (played by Yoon Shi Yoon)

Yoon Shi Yoon looks like DAY6’s Young K. He was the main actor in Flower Boy Next Door and a part of 2 Days 1 Night. It’s been a long time since I watched Flower Boy Next Door and to be honest I already forgot the story. He is a one of a kind actor. Well, he can make you laugh, cry and fall in love. He portrayed his character very well that is why I am questioning myself if I love the actor or his character.

I like his character because he is very honest. He is like someone who does not care much about life and just do what he wants to do. But at the same time, he cares deep inside. He may did wrong things in his past but eventually he realized his mistakes and is trying to be a good person.

Choi Woo Seung (played by Lee Se Young)

Choi Woo Sung is the kind of girl I wanted myself to be, the strong and reliable one, a great friend. She works hard in order to achieve her dreams. But she does not forget how to be happy even if life sucks. She is simply a happy pill. Plus, there is a certain scene where she she said a memorable line.

MJ (played by Cha Eun Woo)

I also get to see Cha Eun Woo’s quirky side through his character as MJ. To be very honest, I haven’t watched My ID is Gangnam Beauty. I might watch it soon, just give me more time to think about it. Haha.

Lee Gwang Jae (played by Cha Tae Hyun)

The person who loves his family so much. You can really see in this drama his true personality about being family-oriented. He is a really good actor.

The simplicity of the story

Real life is already stressful and watching this drama will just make your stress go away. There are a lot of KDramas nowadays who have a heavy plot which gives me more burden. I like the simplicity of the story. It doesn’t make me cry but instead in makes me laugh, which I badly needed. There are no big twists or heavy scenes. If you are really looking for just a simple story that will just make you go kilig  I recommend this drama.

I actually laughed hard in this KDrama. It has been a while since I laughed like that. The previous KDramas that I watched were pretty heavy in terms of plots which makes me anxious at some times.

The cute kiss scenes

The cute kiss scenes that I liked here was when Hyun Jae was telling Woo Seung that he was thinking of her as he writes the song. Woo Seung is wearing headphones and can’t hear what Hyun Jae was saying so Hyun Jae ended up just kissing her.

Another one was the yellow umbrella scene. Although it was just an imagination, I still find it cute. I actually thought that scene was real an not Hyun Jae’s imagination so I feel really excited for his confession.

The memorable lines

Even from the start, they already showed memorable lines. Here are some of the lines that I managed to have a screenshot of.

"It would have been better if  looked more like a princess." I was actually affected by this line maybe because I do not look like a princess. I do not even look like a pretty young woman. At that moment, I felt exactly what the little girl feels.

This is the system nowadays. Most of the students study just because they are afraid of failing or becoming nothing. They study because they simply want to pass and not learn. I am not saying all students, but most students feel this way. And I guess I am one of them.

The cameos

I have seen a lot of artists at this KDrama. The fun part here is that most of them were my favorite (or someone I have watched in some KDramas)

Here are some of those who made a cameo:

Ahn Kil Kang

Ahn Kil Kang made a cameo on the first episode (or second, sorry I actually forgot). I knew this actor since he played a role in Dream High. Years have already passed and it's fun to see him doing a cameo.

Jang Hyuk

One of the best actors I have known. Plus, he is also one of my favorite! Voice was the last KDrama that I watched wherein he was one of the main leads. I haven't watched his latest KDrama (huhu sorry, I'm so busy at the moment).

Lee Kwang Soo

I know Lee Kwang Soo because of Running Man. But honestly, I did not expect that he would be Choi Woo Seung's boyfriend.

2 Days 1 Night casts (Defconn, Kim Junho, Kim Jongmin)

Ahhhh. It would be so much fun if Jung Joon Young also made a cameo, right? But it's really nice to see that aside from 2 Days 1 Night they get to act on one drama (even if they are from different scenes).

What I disliked about The Best Hit:

Some scenes were a bit overreacted

I know at some time overacting is part of the comedy style. But there are some scenes were it was too much.

One example is the first kiss of Hyun Jae and Woo Seung. How did they end up kissing in such situation?

Another is their finger fight. A finger fight can make you faint. I know I should not take it literally but I just find it not that funny and was really overacted.

Hyunjae going back to his past

I was a bit confused with the last part of this drama. Hyun Jae went back to his past just to ask his 1994 self to come with him so that his sickness would be treated. But before that, the main reason why he wanted to go back to the past is to not ruin the future. If he won’t be back to his past, then Ji Hoon won’t exist.

It’s kinda confusing because the 1994 Hyun Jae still exists therefore Ji Hoon will still exist whether the current Hyun Jae come back or not. I think it would be better if he went back to his 1993 Hyun Jae since that is the time he left when he time travelled. If he went back to 1993, he would live until 1994 and can just go back to 2017.

I still don’t get that part (also the storm thingy, tho I understood that once that twin storm comes you can wish to go back and fix the mistakes you made) so if anybody is willing to tell me about it and make me understand more, I would gladly appreciate it.

He is still Ji Hoon's father

It's kinda awkward how a father and a son fight for the same girl. Although I really like Hyun Jae and Woo Seung. It's just that, I hope Ji Hoon wasn't his son. HAHA.


Overall, I can say that The Best Hit is just a typical drama. But I appreciate everyone who is involved in this drama for creating it. It may not be as memorable as Lee Jong Suk’s ‘W’ (which is still my fave up until now), but personally it is still worth watching. There are no boring parts, just fun ones. Storywise, I’ll give this KDrama a 6/10. But for the whole production, I’ll give it an 8/10.

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